March Madness at The Trustees

We asked Trustees employees to nominate Trustees properties in some fun categories: Hidden Gem, Best Vista, Best Trail and Most Unique.

When you hear about March Madness, most people think of college basketball, but here at the Trustees, we see March Madness as a fun way create a little friendly competition for our properties.  

We asked some Trustees employees to each pick their favorite property amongst four main categories: Best Vista, Best Trail, Hidden Gem and Most Unique.

On the dates below, we will post a Photo Grid to our social media channels and open up the voting via comments. You can vote for your #1 pick in that category by writing your number selection in the comments. We will tally all votes in the comments until March 31st when the voting ends.  You can see the full schedule below. The winning property (and category) will be announced on April 3rd! 

Check out our nominations below and follow along on our social media channels to vote!

Hidden Gem

William Cullen Bryant Homestead – Cummington MA
Norris Reservation – Norwell MA

Bartholomew’s Cobble – Sheffield MA  [CATEGORY WINNER]

Chesterfield Gorge – West Chesterfield, MA


Best Vista

Fruitlands Museum – Harvard, MA
Jewell Hill – Ashburnham, MA
Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge – Nantucket MA


Best Trail

Monument Mountain– Great Barrington MA
Peaked Mountain – Monson MA
Becket Quarry – Becket MA
Ravenswood – Gloucester MA [CATEGORY WINNER]


Most Unique

Ashintully Gardens – Tyringham MA  [CATEGORY WINNER]
Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge – Chappaquiddick Island
Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate – Canton MA
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum – Lincoln MA



March 14th – Hidden Gem Voting Opens

March 18th – Best Vista Voting Opens 

March 23rd – Best Trail Voting Opens

March 26th – Most Unique Voting Opens

March 31st all quarter final voting ends. 

April 1st – FINAL FOUR – Post of final foursquare grid: Winner of Hidden Gem vs Best Vista vs Best Trail vs Most Unique Voting Opens (for 24 hours) 

April 2nd – Semifinal voting ends. 

April 3rd – Grand Champion Property of Trustees March Madness is announced.